BASA News

BASA Members having difficulty with website access?

Published: 23 January 2018

Please note that your password for the old website will not work and if you have tried the password reset and have not received your password reset link within 15 minutes it probably means that either your IT systems are blocking the return email thinking it is spam, or there is a problem with the email address you are using. Either way I can help - drop me an email (secretary@basa.uk.com) and I will send you a temporary password to log in and you will be able to set one of your choice via Manage account in the top right panel.

CPI's 2017 Annual Review

Published: 19 January 2018

CPI is an independent technology innovation centre that translates ideas, research and knowledge into commercial business propositions by helping companies to develop, prove, prototype and scale up new products and processes at reduced risk. Over the past twelve months, CPI have worked with SMEs, universities, large corporates, and their partners in local and national Government to build innovation infrastructure and enable the commercialisation of ideas. CPI is a key player in fulfilling the UK’s Industrial Strategy. Ensuring that new processes, technologies and products get to market means that companies based in Britain can be more successful, employ more people, and give benefits to our society that are much sought after. CPI are incredibly proud of what they have helped their outstanding partners to achieve, and sincerely hope that you enjoy reading their 2017 Annual Review.

Government seeking information on supply chain exposure to Carillion

Published: 16 January 2018

BASA are members of the Construction Products Association (CPA) and the CPA attended a meeting with the Secretary of State for Business, the Minister for Small Business and other key members of the construction supply chain on 15th January 2018. Following this meeting BASA members are being asked to provide confidential information through the CPA to be able to understand the full scale of the issue

BASA Bulletin 82 Available now

Published: 11 January 2018

BASA Bulletin 82, our first electronic only bulletin, is now available to view. Read the latest news and views from BASA and its members. Formatted to be readable, even on your mobile phone, don't miss out on the latest news and members stories and information on BASA events and projects. All members are invited to submit articles by 25th each month for inclusion in the following monthly Bulletin. Please send any feedback to secretary@basa.uk.com

Tribunal Claims rise by 120%: Is Your Business Protected?

Published: 10 January 2018

The latest figures from the Ministry of Justice have been released and show that employment tribunal claims have risen by 120%. The big rise in claims is due to the lifting of fees by the Supreme Court in July 2017, which ruled they were 'unlawful' and a barrier to justice'. This means there are no longer any fees preventing members' employees from escalating their case to tribunal, which will then fall upon you, the employer, to argue the case. BASA Members should log on and read this article by Croner found in the General Content section of the Members Website

Brexit and standards Webinar on December 4th 2017

Published: 04 December 2017

BSI's Director of Standards, Dr Scott Steedman CBE, was joined by his colleagues David Bell and Richard Collin for BSI's second Brexit and standards webinar. They provided updates on BSI’s progress in pursuing their ambition, as the UK National Standards Body, to support their stakeholders’ needs post-Brexit by remaining a full member of CEN and CENELEC. They explained BSI’s engagement with their stakeholders, with UK government and with other European NSBs, and responded to questions submitted both in advance and on the day. Click on the link to view the webinar.